For a large variety of reasons the kitchen sink project has yet to be finished. Let’s just say that there were problems and I needed to step away for a while. That and my newly semi-diagnosed auto-immune disorder. Yeah. It’s been a fun week.
I needed to shift my creative endeavors over to getting the costumes ready for Halloween anyway. And that will need an entire post… or two… of its own.
Buuut I do have something I get to show you now.
See, I had to make an order on Walmart anyway and needed the $35 for free shipping and so… Ya know… This happened.
Honey Bee Acres is Walmart’s new line of toys similar to Calico Critters and Li’l Woodzeez. There isn’t a ton of info out there about them yet but it’s clear to all that they’re cute.
All this for $10! Which of course means the quality was bound to be a bit shakey… So how does it hold up?
Stickers. Companies everywhere need to take a leaf from Lego’s book and let the customer apply them. Sure, maybe the kid will do a terrible job…but so did they. At least with my own sticker sheet I have a shot at making it look nice.
The couch and chair were surprisingly hefty. These aren’t made out of the cheap plastic; they aren’t going to break easily. The chair was back heavy though and had a habit of toppling backwards when my hand brushed by.
The cupboard doors on the TV console open and shut. One door was on fairly tightly and one was loose. I’m a bit frustrated by this; the one feels weak and I’m afraid my little one is going to break it off. Then probably try to eat it. Sigh. It’s a cute little table though.
Very durable potted plant and baskets.
The rug is made from stiff felt. I feel like it will last even with kids. The print is cute too.
Throw pillows and …blanket? The yellow one is meant to roll up and put in the basket. It looks like a blanket when rolled up but is shapeless and a bit weird when it isn’t. I do really like the prints on all the fabric but see these pieces, including the rug.
The lamp easily breaks apart into two pieces. It was clearly designed this way and I’m hoping some stronger glue will help keep it in place. Where the molded plastic seams come together there are bumps I’ll want to sand down.
The curtains are interesting. Curtains come with all the house sets for Honey Bee Acre’s, but the rods for them appear to be in the house. This set comes with six of them. The prints don’t match up where they were cut, which kind of drives me nuts, but I don’t expect most children will mind.
My favorite pieces, and what I plan to keep for myself. And paint. Eventually. Though some of it, such as the rug, will probably end up with little K for her doll house.